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The Harvard Classics / Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf

The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909. The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume "5-foot shelf of books" and the the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical sub...



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University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
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Previously published as: On the origin of species by means of natural selection
Topics: Evolution, Natural selection
PIMS - University of Toronto
by Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527; Ricci, Luigi
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Topics: Political science, Political ethics
New York Public Library
by Aesop; Vernon Jones, V. S. (Vernon Stanley); Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939, ill
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xxix, 223p. 21 cm
Topic: Fables
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679; Pogson Smith, W. G. (William George)
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xxxi, 557 p. :
Topics: Political science, State, The
New York Public Library
by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863; Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859; Bell, R. Anning, ill
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A collection of forty-nine tales by the Grimm brothers
Topics: Fairy tales, Folklore -- Germany
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Hippocrates; Heraclitus, of Ephesus; Jones, W. H. S. (William Henry Samuel), 1876-1963; Potter, Paul, 1944-; Withington, E. T. (Edward Theodore); Smith, Wesley D., 1930-
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Hoeniger, F. David
Topics: Hippocrates, Medicine, Medicine, Greek and Roman
Boston College Library
by Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
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v. 1. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; Journal of John Woolman; Fruits of Solitude/William Penn--v. 2. Apology, Phaedo and Crito/Plato; Golden sayings of Epictetus; Meditations of Marcus Aurelius--v. 3. Essays, civil and moral, and The new Atlantis/Francis Bacon; Areopagitica and Tractate on education/John Milton; Religio Medici/Sir Thomas Browne--v. 4. Complete poems of John Milton--v. 5. Essays and English traits/R. W. Emerson--v. 6. Poems and songs of Robert Burns--v. 7. Confessions of...
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Topic: Literature
California Digital Library
by Cellini, Benvenuto, 1500-1571
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454 p
Princeton Theological Seminary
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lx, 260 p. 22 cm
Topics: Equality, Natural law, Political science
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
California Digital Library
by Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822; Forman, Alfred, 1840-1925; Forman, H. Buxton (Harry Buxton), 1842-1917; Todhunter, John, 1839-1916
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Microopaque
Topic: Cenci, Beatrice, 1577-1599
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
California Digital Library
by Homer
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[1] leaf of plate, 337 p. :
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
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Topics: Beagle Expedition (1831-1836), Geology, Natural history, Voyages around the world, South America --...
Boston College Library
by Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
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v. 1. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; Journal of John Woolman; Fruits of Solitude/William Penn--v. 2. Apology, Phaedo and Crito/Plato; Golden sayings of Epictetus; Meditations of Marcus Aurelius--v. 3. Essays, civil and moral, and The new Atlantis/Francis Bacon; Areopagitica and Tractate on education/John Milton; Religio Medici/Sir Thomas Browne--v. 4. Complete poems of John Milton--v. 5. Essays and English traits/R. W. Emerson--v. 6. Poems and songs of Robert Burns--v. 7. Confessions of...
Topic: Literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Virgil; Frieze, Henry Simmons, 1817-1889
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University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Froissart, Jean, 1338?-1410?; Berners, John Bourchier, Lord, 1466 or 7-1533; Macaulay, G. C. (George Campbell), 1852-1915
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Topics: Hundred Years' War, 1339-1453, Europe -- History 476-1492
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882
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Topics: Voyages and travels, Sailors
The Library of Congress
by Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816; Webster, Hanson Hart, 1877- [from old catalog] ed
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liii p., 1 l., 18 cm
The Harvard Classics- Individual Entries
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Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=ewAIAAAAIAAJ&oe=UTF-8
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Plutarch; Perrin, Bernadotte
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v. 1. Theseus and Romulus. Lycurgus and Numa. Solon and Publicola -- v. 2. Themistocles and Camillus. Aristides and Cato Major. Cimon and Lucullus -- v. 3. Pericles and Fabius Maximus. Nicias and Crassus -- v. 4. Alcibiades and Coriolanus. Lysander and Sulla -- v. 5. Agesilaus and Pompey. Pelopidas and Marcellus -- v. 6. dion and Brutus. Timoleon and Aemilius Paulus -- v. 7. Demosthenes and Cicero. Alexander and Caesar -- v. 8. Sertorios and Eumenes. Phocion and Cato the Younger -- v. 9....
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 121-180; Casaubon, Meric, 1599-1671
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xxiii, 182 p. ; 18 cm. --
Boston College Library
by Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
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v. 1. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; Journal of John Woolman; Fruits of Solitude/William Penn--v. 2. Apology, Phaedo and Crito/Plato; Golden sayings of Epictetus; Meditations of Marcus Aurelius--v. 3. Essays, civil and moral, and The new Atlantis/Francis Bacon; Areopagitica and Tractate on education/John Milton; Religio Medici/Sir Thomas Browne--v. 4. Complete poems of John Milton--v. 5. Essays and English traits/R. W. Emerson--v. 6. Poems and songs of Robert Burns--v. 7. Confessions of...
Topic: Literature
California Digital Library
by Aristophanes
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139 p. 18 cm
New York Public Library
by Aesop; Jacobs, Joseph, 1854-1916; Heighway, Richard, ill
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Eighty-two fables, with a short history of the Aesopic fable at the beginning
Topic: Fables
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Topic: Knowledge, Theory of
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
California Digital Library
by Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875
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Publisher's violet sand-grain cloth over boards, blocked in gold and blind
Topic: Children's stories, Danish
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873; Folli, Riccardo
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Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
California Digital Library
by Berkeley, George, 1685-1753
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vi, 136 p. :
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Plutarch; North, Thomas, Sir, 1535-1601?
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Topic: Rome
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Boston College Library
by Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
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v. 1. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; Journal of John Woolman; Fruits of Solitude/William Penn--v. 2. Apology, Phaedo and Crito/Plato; Golden sayings of Epictetus; Meditations of Marcus Aurelius--v. 3. Essays, civil and moral, and The new Atlantis/Francis Bacon; Areopagitica and Tractate on education/John Milton; Religio Medici/Sir Thomas Browne--v. 4. Complete poems of John Milton--v. 5. Essays and English traits/R. W. Emerson--v. 6. Poems and songs of Robert Burns--v. 7. Confessions of...
Topic: Literature
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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The Editor's Introduction; Reader's Guide; Index to the First Lines of Poems Songs & Choruses, Hymns & Psalms; General Index; Chronological Index.
Topics: Best books, Poetry -- Indexes, Religious poetry -- Indexes
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Descartes, René, 1596-1650; Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679; Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778; Voltaire, 1694-1778
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1 p. l., 434 p., 1 l. :
Topic: Philosophy -- Collected works
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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[pt. 3] Translation
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
The Library of Congress
by Hall, J. Lesslie (John Lesslie), 1856-
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xviii, 110 p., 1 l. 21 cm
Topics: Epic poetry, English (Old), Monsters, Dragons
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Plutarch; Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Clough, Arthur Hugh, 1819-1861; Frye, Northrop
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Bibliography: v. 1, p. xxvi
Topics: Greece -- Biography, Rome -- Biography
The Harvard Classics
by Herodotus; Tacitus, Cornelius; Nichols, Philip, 16th cent; Pretty, Francis; Biggs, Walter, d. 1585?; Haies, Edward, fl. 1580; Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618; Macaulay, G. C. (George Campbell), 1852-1915; Gordon, Thomas, d. 1750, tr
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An account of Egypt, by Herodotus, tr. by G.C. Macaulay.--Tacitus on Germany, tr. by T. Gordon.--Sir Francis Drake revived, by P. Nicols.--Sir Francis Drake's famous voyage round the world, by F. Pretty.--Drake's great Armada, by Captain W. Biggs.--Sir Humphrey Gilbert's voyage to Newfoundland, by E. Hayes.--The discovery of Guiana, by Sir W. Raleigh
Topic: Voyages and travels
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
v. 1. Confucian, Hebrew, Christian (part I)--v. 2. Christian (part II) Buddhist, Hindu, Mohammedan
Topic: Sacred books (Selections: Extracts, etc.)
California Digital Library
by Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774
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202 p. : 16 cm
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Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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University of Ottawa
by Molière, 1622-1673
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by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Canadian Libraries
by Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1834-1926
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Topic: Literature -- Collections
Cornell University Library
by Sophocles; Murray, Gilbert, 1866-1957
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by Plutarch; Perrin, Bernadotte
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v. 1. Theseus and Romulus. Lycurgus and Numa. Solon and Publicola -- v. 2. Themistocles and Camillus. Aristides and Cato Major. Cimon and Lucullus -- v. 3. Pericles and Fabius Maximus. Nicias and Crassus -- v. 4. Alcibiades and Coriolanus. Lysander and Sulla -- v. 5. Agesilaus and Pompey. Pelopidas and Marcellus -- v. 6. dion and Brutus. Timoleon and Aemilius Paulus -- v. 7. Demosthenes and Cicero. Alexander and Caesar -- v. 8. Sertorios and Eumenes. Phocion and Cato the Younger -- v. 9....